Police Officer Howard A. Booth

Police Officer Howard A. Booth

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, July 9, 1937

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Howard A. Booth

Officer Booth was electrocuted as he assisted in efforts to remove a young man from a vehicle upon which a live wire had fallen during a storm. Officer Booth came into contact with the 4,300-volt wire and was killed at the scene at Holcomb and Gratiot Avenue.

Officer Booth had served with the Detroit Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 80

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

electrocuted, rescue

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 9, 2020

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